I’m often asked what my favorite kitchen tools are, and with the holidays coming up, I figured some of you may be making a wish list and/or buying for some of your favorite bakers. So, without further ado, here are a few (or several) of my favorite kitchen related things.
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OXO POP Containers
I keep all of my flours, sugars, and anything else for baking in the square containers. They’re easy to clean, stackable, and best of all–OXO has a satisfaction guarantee on their products, so if you ever have any issues with anything, they take care of it easily!
OXO Cookie Scoops
I have these in three sizes because they are perfect. Everyone always asks how I get all of my cookies the same size–this is how. Plus, it’s designed so well there is no hand cramping or struggling to get the dough out.
I know, technically not a kitchen product but hear me out. You have a cake to bake and have already styled your hair and don’t want to put it in a ponytail because of the annoying dent you’ll get in the back of your head. Tassi to the rescue! The Tassi pulls your hair away from your face without the dent! Of course, I live alone so there’s no shame in wearing it while I’m baking, but if you have roommates or a significant other you may get strange looks.
Large Silicone Mats
My apartment was built in the Formica counter era, which means anything I spill on the counter seeps into it and stains. So, whenever I’m baking I put a silicon mat on the counter so I can easily wipe everything clean. So simple. Plus, it’s great for rolling pie dough onto or cutting out fondant on.
Silicone Spatulas with Wood Handles
Have you ever melted a spatula? It’s not fun to clean up. Do yourself a favor and get some of these. The wood handles won’t melt and the silicone can be used up to a really high temp so they’re perfect for making candy!